Sharing Visions: A Masterclass on Contemporary Image Making
Join Magnum photographer Diana Markosian and curator and writer Charlotte Cotton for a two-day masterclass on photographic process and practice
Magnum Photos is excited to announce a professional practice workshop in Los Angeles, taking place on Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 April, as part of LA’s Month of Photography. Led by Magnum photographer Diana Markosian and independent writer and curator Charlotte Cotton, the workshop will include invaluable inspiration and advice for photographers looking to push their work forward.
The two-day event is centered around contemporary photographic practice, a chance for photographers to be reflective and critical of their work in a supportive atmosphere, led by Diana and Charlotte. Participants are invited to bring their current work-in-progress projects to this discussion-based event and collectively develop creative strategies concerning reception, viewership, ethics and the role of interrelated media.
The first morning will consist of lectures from the two speakers about their practices and experiences that focus on the “post-shooting” work that image-makers undertake. The masterclass focusses on refining participants’ editing and sequencing skills and ideas for final presentation that fully communicate their projects. The group will also discuss context and reception of photographic projects and how to reach your desired audience.
Participants will join Charlotte and Diana’s groups for critique sessions on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning. Sunday afternoon will be spent devising participants’ action plans that harness ideas and inspiration for progressing existing projects.
An Official Workshop of Month of Photography Los Angeles
Where & When
The LINE Hotel (3515 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010)
Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 April, 2018, 10am-6pm each day
The workshop will be held in English
Terms and Conditions apply. See the bottom of this page for more details.
Selection and Requirements
This event, limited to only 20 participants, is best suited for photographers who are looking for an in-depth critique of their work.
About the Workshop Leaders
Diana Markosian is an Armenian-American photographer whose images explore the relationship between memory and place. Born in Moscow, Russia, her family immigrated to the United States when she was a child, leaving her father behind. In 2010, she received her master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. Her work has since taken her to some of the most remote corners of the world, where she has produced both personal and editorial work. Diana became a Magnum Nominee in 2016.
Charlotte Cotton is an independent curator and writer based in Los Angeles. She has held curatorial positions at institutions, including the Victoria and Albert Museum and The Photographers’ Gallery in London; the Wallis Annenberg Photography Department at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Katonah Museum of Art, New York; International Center of Photography, New York; Metabolic Studio, Los Angeles; and California Museum of Photography, Riverside. She is the author of Photography Is Magic (Aperture, 2015) and The Photograph as Contemporary Art (2004), and co-founder of Words Without Pictures and Eitherand.org. Her forthcoming books are Public, Private, Secret: On Photography & The Configuration of Self (Aperture, 2018) and Fashion Image Revolution (Prestel, 2018).
Terms and Conditions
– All fees must be paid on application.
– Magnum Photos reserves the right to cancel this event two weeks before the start date. In the event of a cancellation, applicants will be given a full refund.
– Magnum Photos reserves the right to change or alter the program advertised.
– The workshop fee does not include transport, accommodation or ground expenses. International participants are responsible for reimbursement of travel expenses in case the workshop is canceled. We highly recommend that you buy refundable tickets and/or travel insurance.
– Refunds to applicants who wish to cancel their place on the workshop can only be given up to 14 days in advance of the date of the workshop. After this point, refunds cannot be issued.